Winamp < 5.552 Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5031


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow


The remote host is running Winamp, a media player for Windows. The version of Winamp installed on the remote host is earlier than 5.552. Such versions reportedly contain a flaw in the way that it handles malformed '.maki' files. A malfored file will cause a buffer overflow within the 'gen_ff.dll' library. Successful exploitation will result in the attacker executing arbitrary code. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need to be able to entice a user into opening a malformed '.maki' file.


Upgrade to Winamp version 5.552 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5031

Family: Generic

Published: 2004/08/18

Modified: 2018/09/16

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:nullsoft:winamp

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Winamp MAKI Buffer Overflowcore=true)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1831

BID: 35052